Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 10:16 AM (in response to nerowolfe)
Consider this product from Lantronix:
Street price is $136 - not much different from an AirPrint printer, and you can use it with any printer on your network, wired or wireless, which means just about any printer ever built.
If you already have printers that you like, and you dislike the selection of disposable junk available today, it may be the best alternative.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to nerowolfe)
"Printing" to CDs or DVDs is a function of your MBP. Not sure what a printer has to do with it.
I'm using an HP Deskjet 3050 j610 three-in-one. Pretty pleased with it, but have found that is works better with HP's app than directly through AirPrint. Caveat is that my printing needs are pretty light weight. YMMV.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to James Ward4)
... but have found that is works better with HP's app than directly through AirPrint.
The HP Deskjet 3050 J610 is not AirPrint compatible:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to James Ward4)
Printing to a CD or DVD is a hardware function of a printer. It requires a special slot or adapter in which to insert a printable DVD or CD into the printer, such as my aging Epson Stylus Photo R300. It has nothing to do with the computer.
I was writing about printing directly to a printable CD or DVD, not to print on paper labels that get affixed to a DVD, making the DVD thicker and sometimes problematical in some players.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to nerowolfe)
I haven't used this printer myself, but one of my colleagues owns it and has used it in conjunction with an iPad2, briefly. Didn't give it a glowing review, but said it "did the job".
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 5:34 PM (in response to nerowolfe)
I like my epson 730. It does print on the CDs which is something I've only used one.
Works with airprint on my ipad 3. quite and effective.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to nerowolfe)
You're gonna find many of the capabilities that you're looking for in Photosmart series HP printers. Just make sure of the Airprint compatability. If its not there you can still use HP eprint which is a free app on the apple catalogue that will wirelessly print what you need to.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to nerowolfe)
I prefer the better HP color Laserjet printers because they give better text and output than the cheaper inkjet printers. Yeah, you pay more, but you get more in return.
I've got an HP Color LaserJet Pro CP1525nw, which simply prints on paper. Great for everyday printing from my ipad or iphone. I also recently got an HP LaserJet Pro 100 color MFP M175nw, which includes color scanning and color copying in addition to color printing. The scan function is easy to use using the Image Capture applicaiton on my iMac. Both use Wifi and can print from the iPad or iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 10:39 PM (in response to nerowolfe)
I think I own almost every apple product at this point and I have had great success with HP printers. I would recommend this guy for multifunctional tasks. I think it does most everything you're looking for.
HP 7510 Photosmart All in One
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to nerowolfe)
I have an Epson RX 680 which I purchased solely for its ability to print on CDs and DVDs. I could not find anything else that would do that that was not a commercial version that was quite a bit more expensive. It does an adequate job, but I would love to find someting better. I am not that impressed with the printer generally. it does a terrible job on photos.
It does okay on printing black and whites and color documents, I would love to find something that works better at printing CDs and DVDs at a somewhat reasonable price.